An elegant lifestyle is achieved through hard
work and success in the business world. So when elegance is
your way of life at home - you do not want to experience anything
less than that when travelling.
Surprising Scotland has introduced its lifestyle tour
for those who expect the best -
We suggest either the 5*
Balmoral hotel or the 5* Scotsman Hotel as the perfect
accommodation for the discerning guest - both situated right
in the centre of town. From this delightful base in the centre
of Edinburgh, visit the most elegant Royal and grand family
homes in and around Scotland's charming and historic capital.
Then browse through Edinburgh's finest antique shops and experience
Britain's favourite fashion store - the recently opened Harvey
Nichols in leafy St Andrew's Square. The independent boutiques
in fashionable George Street are popular with the jet-set.
Traditional and modern bars and coffee shops provide refreshment
as you shop till you drop.
Edinburgh hosts the world's largest festival of art and music
in August. The city is packed and has a bustling atmosphere
with street entertainers and throngs of visitors from across
the globe. The world famous Military Tattoo show is spectacular
and worth a visit alone.
The 5* Balmoral hotel built
in 1902 combines attentive service with opulent suites and
stylish rooms that have fantastic views of Edinburgh Castle,
the Old Town or Princes street. The Balmoral Spa offers a
wide range of ESPA treatments, a 15 metre swimming pool, sauna,
steam room and fully equipped exercise room.
Located on Edinburgh's historical North Bridge, The Scotsman
hotel has been converted from the Scotsman Newspaper's baronial
offices into one of the most stylish hotels in the city. The
hotel is just a minute's stroll from both Princes Street and
The Royal Mile. The top class spa facilities offer the Cowshed
range of natural treatments.
Take a day out from Edinburgh with your Russian speaking
guide to visit romantic Glamis Castle (www.glamis-castle.co.uk)
- home of the late Queen Mother and Blair Castle (www.blair-casle.co.uk)
home of the Dukes of Athol featuring Britain's only private
army. The Famous Grouse Whisky distillery is a must-visit
attraction of the area. See how Scotland's most famous product
is created - and then sample a glass to discover why it truly
is the greatest spirit in the world.
On a lifestyle mission you have to see life in the opulence
of bygone centuries. Visits to Dalmeny House (www.dalmeny.co.uk)
and the Palace of Holyrood House will whet the appetite to
browse for treasures in the Georgian Antique Shop(www.georgianantiques.net)
or the many other fascinating antique shops in Edinburgh's
And finally there are top class restaurants for every taste:
Winter Glen for an elegant Scottish menu; Café Royal
Oyster Bar for seafood and celebrities; Champany's for great
Surprising Scotland will make all accommodation, guide
and other reservations for you.